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Synonyms for relative
ˈrɛl ə tɪvrel·a·tive

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  1. relativenoun


  2. relativeadjective

    Relevant; pertinent


  3. relativeadjective


  4. relativeadjective


  5. relativeadjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. relative

    referring to, not absolute


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  1. relative, relationnoun

    a person related by blood or marriage

    "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

    sexual relation, congener, intercourse, sexual intercourse, carnal knowledge, recounting, relation back, congenator, copulation, relation, telling, coitus, sex act, congeneric, congress, sexual congress, coition

    disproportionate, disproportional, implicit, absolute, unquestioning, infinite, living, direct

  2. relative, congener, congenator, congenericadjective

    an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

    congeneric, relation, congenator, congener

    disproportionate, infinite, absolute, unquestioning, living, disproportional, direct, implicit

  3. relative, comparativeadjective

    estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

    "a relative stranger"

    proportional, comparative

    absolute, living, unquestioning, direct, infinite, implicit, disproportional, disproportionate

  4. proportional, relativeadjective

    properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

    "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"

    proportional, comparative

    disproportional, living, disproportionate, direct, implicit, unquestioning, infinite, absolute

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relativeadjective

    referring (to something else), not absolute

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, connection

  3. relativenoun

    (Gram.) relative pronoun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relativeadjective

    relating, referring, respecting, pertaining, particular, definite, specific, pertinent

  2. relativenoun

    relation, kinsman, kinswoman, connection, cognate, agnate

    Associated words:
    nepotism, nepotic, nepotist

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  1. Logan Wright:

    The core problem is that China's financial system simply expanded far too fast relative to the size of the economy over the previous decade.

  2. Ted Wieseman:

    In the past twenty years, Aprils with employment report survey weeks that were five weeks after the March survey week instead of four have shown regular upside in job growth relative to the surrounding trend.

  3. Steve Reed:

    According to our measures, the real cost of cars relative to other things has declined.

  4. Jeff Volek:

    The vast majority of adults in the U.S. (well over 100 million people) are consuming too many carbs relative to their tolerance, which is why low-fat diets don’t work for most people. A strong body of research demonstrates that cutting back on carbs is a safe, effective and sustainable approach to improving weight and metabolic health.

  5. Ayesha Akbar:

    This doesn't feel like a structural rebound. That will happen at some point but we will have to see relative valuations lower than now, company earnings have to come through and countries have to work on reforms.

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